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Part# 12-00968
MFR Model# 01


This rivet nut tool is an inexpensive alternative to industrial rivet nut setters. Fast and easy to use for the builder who needs to make sturdy installations requiring a rivet nut fastener. It has unlimited uses. Its design enables the rivet nuts to be seated tighter than with conventional tools. This fastening tool has unique uses!

The rivet nut possesses far greater load bearing capability than a regular sheet metal screw! Proudly made in U.S.A. Use it instead of a sheet metal screw. Its compact design takes up less room in your tool box. For use with aluminum or steel rivet nuts.

Kit includes Rivet Nut Tool, Stabilizing Rod, and Qty. 1 each, 6-32, 8-32 and 10-32 rivet nut.



A great low cost little tool for installing nutserts. Slow but more than adequate if you are installing just a few nutserts.

Mark U
February 25, 2021

Worked as designed, had a dozen 10/32 nuts to install worked great

Karl N
February 1, 2021

Hard to find tool, works great, highly recommend.

Albert B
October 30, 2020

Sets rivnuts quickly. Be sure to lube the sliding surfaces and the sliding lifting screw for longer tool life.

Michael D
September 23, 2020

Gave it a 5 for the value. Ive set at least 50 Rivet Nuts, 6, 8 and 10-32 with no problems. Just use common sense and keep the tool from twisting with a crescent wrench or whatever and lightly lube the slide and under the washer.

Dwayne N
August 19, 2020

The price was right. For installing a couple of rivet nuts this did the job.

June 4, 2020

My first try at this tool. I installed 32 riv-nuts in 48 minutes. To get ready I greased all the surfaces that would slide against each other. Then I started in installing the 8-32 riv-nuts. I used a 12 volt drill motor with a 7/16 socket bit to turn the screw. Really slick! The only complaint I have is that the stabilizing rod will fall out of the tool when I was putting new riv-nuts on the tool. I got tired of picking it up off the floor (which was a bit of a pain) so I put a little electrical tape on each end of the rod to keep it from falling out. I can see, though if one is not paying close attention it is probably possible to over tighten the riv-nut and break the tool or the bolt that is in the riv-nut. All in all a great value and a must have tool for installing riv-nuts

Jabiru N
January 16, 2020

Great tool! Ive done 50+ rivnuts with mine mostly in 1/4 -20. The top slide where the washer rides has started to deform so I wish it was made of steel but I dont need to do many more inserts. I use a cordless drill with a 7/16 nut driver for speed. On the con side the little bracing rod sometimes needs some help holding the tool steady.

November 12, 2019

Very compact and simple to use. The top washer was too soft and collapsed from the pressure so I replaced it with a steel washer which solved the problem. It worked great for me as I only had a couple of 10-32 rivet nuts to install.

June 15, 2019

Great little tool. Simple to use. I needed to install some metric Riv-nuts and the metric version was a week away, so purchased a couple metric allen head bolts and worked a charm. Easier to use than the other types of Riv-nut tools and takes up little space. All my Riv-nuts and the tool are now in a small sealed divided case and ready to go in moments. Will still buy the metric unit, incase someone needs to borrow one.

Glenn M
March 11, 2019


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Q: I am interested in a 1/4-20 rivnut insert to use to attach a trolling motor to an aluminum deck with no access to the underside of the deck. Does this tool handle the 1/4-20 standard coarse thread rivnut? Thanks

These units we stock do not come with a 1/4-20 stud, however we could special order it from the supplier. Please contact sales at 877-477-7823 to get pricing and lead time of this special order.

Q: What is the largest size bolt that will fit into this Homebuilders Rivnut tool?

The largest is a 3/16" diameter, which is about 4.8 MM.

Q: Will this homebuilders rivet nut tool work for installing nutserts?

Per our tech: Nutserts are installed like Rivnuts. This tool should work just fine on nutserts.

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